[Download] Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader By Linda A. Hill, Kent L. Lineback

Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader

By: Linda A. Hill, Kent L. Lineback
Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
Length: 8 hours
Release date: Aug 16, 2011
Rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)
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You never dreamed being the boss would be so hard. You're caught in a web of conflicting expectations from subordinates, your supervisor, peers, and customers.

You're not alone. As Linda Hill and Kent Lineback reveal in Being the Boss, becoming an effective manager is a painful, difficult journey. It's trial and error, endless effort, and slowly acquired personal insight. Many managers never complete the journey. At best, they just learn to get by. At worst, they become terrible bosses.

This new book explains how to avoid that fate, by mastering three imperatives:
  • Manage yourself: Learn that management isn't about getting things done yourself. It's about accomplishing things through others.
  • Manage a network: Understand how power and influence work in your organization and build a network of mutually beneficial relationships to navigate your company's complex political environment.
  • Manage a team: Forge a high-performing "we" out of all the "I"s who report to you.

Packed with compelling stories and practical guidance, Being the Boss is an indispensable guide for not only first-time managers but all managers seeking to master the most daunting challenges of leadership.
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8 Responses to “[Download] Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader By Linda A. Hill, Kent L. Lineback”

  1. Hayley A.

    narrator was so bad it’s unlistenable
    got through maybe 5 minutes. worst narrator ever, the delivery is so horrendous you can’t listen because 1) it’s too distracting and 2) I was afraid if I listened too long I’d talk like the god awful narrator. please re-record so I can listen.

  2. Bill Cortijo

    Great book
    good stories and content. it’s getting me tired of listening ….pace of reading is slow to me

  3. Shanika Prall

    great management read
    inspires the listener to ask fundamental questions and work from a solid foundation of managerial competence. highly recommend.

  4. Marylee Connley

    Couldn’t get over the narrator’s voice
    Purchased a hard copy of this book, as it came highly recommended but I couldn’t stand the narrators voice.

  5. Matthew I.

    I can’t rate the story – performance too awful
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

  6. Wilmer Oguin

    Pretentious narrator
    I was excited to find a book I need to read for work on service. It was so disappointing to find that the narration is so painful. This narrator comes across as pretentious and unnatural. I would prefer someone to read this in a conversational tone. I’m forced to read the book because the stilted narration is so distracting that I can’t retain the material.

  7. Ashlea Eapen

    Great content–Terrible narrator
    Indispensable book on how to manage. Works great for new and experienced managers alike.

    The book breaks down traits and behaviors that managers should develop–but that are difficult to self-evaluate–and then lays out a model for personal development.

    The narrator, however… Geez. I just don’t have anything positive to say about this guy. He treats every sentence as though it’s a list, with unnaturally-long pauses at commas or other breaks, which completely destroys the kind of rhythmic cadence you’d normally get from better performers. He also ends every…single…sentence with this odd downward-turn in his pitch, that–honestly–sounds like he’s deliberately trying to fake a snobbish “Ivy League” kind of accent.

    And don’t even get me started on how uncomfortable it is to listen to his character “voices”.

    Again, the book itself is great. It would be worth buying and studying the kindle/paperback/hardback version, just to have as a reference.

    I just wish I could get my money back for having had to endure such an awful performance. Oh well.

  8. Energyatom

    The Narration is a Headace
    I don’t know about the rest of the listeners, but for me narration of such a wonderful book by a pause machine has killed the joy of listening to it.

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